Middle Tennessee rocking chair by Richard (Dick) Poyner of Williamson County, Tennessee (1802-1882). Maple and hickory with slightly arched slats, turned arms and round hand rests, and split woven seat above turned stretchers and tall rockers with pointed fronts. Pegged and nailed construction. 43 x 21 3/4" x 31 1/2". 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Repairs to front right arm with some looseness noted. Repair to left stile at top slat. Minor crack in proper left rocker. Cracks to proper left rear stile at rocker. Splits to hand rests and feet. Breaks and losses to woven seat, especially to the sides, wear to rear rocker tips. Traces of old green paint to back.
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